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Volume 4, Number 21
May 23, 2005

Physical sciences and technology

Extrasolar planets
Gravitational lensing confirmation of the standard cosmological model
Wolf-Rayet stars
Hybrid mesons
Earthquakes
Quantum dot light-emitting diodes
Magnetic data storage
Robotic sensory systems
Martian water
Gamma-ray bursts
Supermassive black holes
Electro-optical modulators
Large Hadron Collider computer facility
Nanoelectromechanical systems
Carbon nanotubes

Life sciences

Cancer
Early language learning
Hormonal effects on mood
Synchronization of neurons
Alzheimer's disease
Human eggs from ovarian surface cells
Human-Neanderthal mixing
Organogenesis
Regulation of blood lipid levels
Diabetes
Hormonal effects on memory and learning
Protein engineering
Memory and categorization
Intercellular communication
Computer modeling of the prefrontal cortex
The immune system
Antibiotic resistance
Brain-imaging studies
Common origins of viral protein coats
Avian flu
Stem cells
Human cloning
Gene therapy
Endocytosis
Cell fusion
Tissue engineering
AIDS


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. May 17, 2005 - Extrasolar planet takes its star for a spin
Background


Gravitational lensing confirmation of the standard cosmological model

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - SDSS Uses 200,000 Quasars to Confirm Einstein's Prediction of Cosmic Magnification
Background


Wolf-Rayet stars

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - Star's erratic conduct hides predictable nature
  2. May 18, 2005 - Bizarre Star Brightens Like Clockwork
Background


Hybrid mesons

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - Particle physicists discover new meson
Background


Earthquakes

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - Earthquake aftershocks predicted in real-time
  2. May 18, 2005 - And the earthquake forecast today is...
  3. May 19, 2005 - New Website Forecasts Probability of Quakes
  4. May 21, 2005 - Portrait of destruction
Background


Quantum dot light-emitting diodes

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - Scientists Develop Novel Multi-color Light-emitting Diodes
Background


Magnetic data storage

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - Dots for data storage
Background


Robotic sensory systems

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - University Develops Vision Chip For New Generation Of 'Human' Robots
  2. May 20, 2005 - Flexible Tactile Sensors Could Help Robots Work Better
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - Study Explains Mystery Of Mars Icecaps
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - Robotic Telescope Discovery Sheds New Light On Gamma-ray Bursts
Background


Supermassive black holes

References:
  1. May 20, 2005 - 'Perfect' spiral galaxy may harbour dark secret
Background


Electro-optical modulators

References:
  1. May 20, 2005 - Nanoscale Switch Links Electronics To Photonics
Background


Large Hadron Collider computer facility

References:
  1. May 21, 2005 - Particle smasher gets a super-brain
Background


Nanoelectromechanical systems

References:
  1. May 21, 2005 - NEMS Device Detects The Mass Of A Single DNA Molecule
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. May 22, 2005 - Like The Famous Doughboy, Nanotubes Give When You Poke 'Em
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Heart wonder drugs slash cancer risk
  2. May 16, 2005 - New Test For Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer Shows Promise
  3. May 16, 2005 - Researchers Create Mouse Model That Develops A Human-like Lymphoma
  4. May 17, 2005 - Researchers Develop New Treatment For Incurable Recurring Form Of Adult Brain Cancer
  5. May 18, 2005 - Researcher's Results Show Promise For Metastatic Eye Melanoma
  6. May 18, 2005 - Researchers Find First Gene For Inherited Testicular Cancer In Mice
  7. May 18, 2005 - Study Shows Erbitux May Fight Colorectal Cancer After Other Therapies Fail
  8. May 19, 2005 - New Stomach Cancer Therapy Potentially More Convenient And Better Tolerated
  9. May 19, 2005 - Disease Progression Model Of Pancreatic Cancer Developed
  10. May 19, 2005 - Study Finds Prostate Cancer In 25% Of High-risk Men With 'Normal' PSA Levels
  11. May 20, 2005 - While On Trail Of Dioxin, Scientists Pinpoint Cancer Target Of Green Tea
  12. May 20, 2005 - New Polysaccharide May Help Combat Multidrug Resistance In Cancer
  13. May 20, 2005 - Drugs boost lung cancer survival
  14. May 22, 2005 - Presence Of High-risk Prostate Cancer Can Be Predicted Without A Biopsy
Background


Early language learning

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Language learning declines after second year of life
  2. May 17, 2005 - Genetic Factors Partly Influence Differences In Language Development
Background


Hormonal effects on mood

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Changes In Brain Receptors Linked To Seizures And Anxiety During The Menstrual Cycle
Background


Synchronization of neurons

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Researchers Create Tool To Understand Neuron Rhythms, Learning
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Finding An Alzheimer's Switch: An Unsuspected Protein Regulates The Production Of Plaque-Forming Peptides
Background


Human eggs from ovarian surface cells

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Human Eggs Can Develop From Ovarian Surface Cells In Vitro
Background


Human-Neanderthal mixing

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Oldest Europeans Were Swingers
Background


Organogenesis

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes
Background


Regulation of blood lipid levels

References:
  1. May 16, 2005 - Study Shows Liver Receptor Key To Diet-dependent Differences In Blood Lipid Levels
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. May 17, 2005 - Modified Liver Cells Keep Diabetes under Control
  2. May 21, 2005 - Liver cells 'could beat diabetes'
  3. May 21, 2005 - The Fat Connection: How Excess Body Fat Can Lead To The Onset Of Diabetes
Background


Hormonal effects on memory and learning

References:
  1. May 17, 2005 - Too Stressed To Think?
  2. May 21, 2005 - Researchers Discover Novel Way Estrogen Affects The Brain
Background


Protein engineering

References:
  1. May 17, 2005 - By Creating Molecular 'Bridge,' Scientists Change Function Of A Protein
Background


Memory and categorization

References:
  1. May 17, 2005 - Too Much Knowledge Can Be Bad For Some Types Of Memory
Background


Intercellular communication

References:
  1. May 17, 2005 - Social Amoeba Sheds Light On Communication In Human Brain
Background


Computer modeling of the prefrontal cortex

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - Nature As Important As Nurture In Developing Ability For Flexible Self-control
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - Newly Discovered 'Branding' Process Helps Immune System Cells Pick Their Fights
  2. May 18, 2005 - Nutrition Gene Key In Regulating Immune System
Background


Antibiotic resistance

References:
  1. May 18, 2005 - To Stop Evolution: New Way Of Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Demonstrated
Background


Brain-imaging studies

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - Brain May Be Less Plastic Than Hoped
Background


Common origins of viral protein coats

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - Same Fold In Viral Shells Point To Common Ancestry
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - Menacing changes seen in Vietnam bird flu
  2. May 19, 2005 - Fear of a global bird flu epidemic
  3. May 22, 2005 - On Front Lines Of Asian Battle Against Bird Flu
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. May 19, 2005 - Cloned human embryos deliver tailored stem cells
  2. May 19, 2005 - Korean team lauded for stem-cell advance
  3. May 19, 2005 - Stem Cells Made to Order
  4. May 20, 2005 - Scientists clone tailor-made stem cells
  5. May 20, 2005 - Study Demonstrates Feasibility of Custom-Made Stem Cells
  6. May 20, 2005 - Breakthrough In Stem Cell Research
  7. May 20, 2005 - Stem cells tailored to patients
  8. May 20, 2005 - New stem cell lines created by cloning
  9. May 21, 2005 - Embryonic Stem Cells Carry Patient's DNA
Background, Background


Human cloning

References:
  1. May 20, 2005 - UK scientists clone human embryo
Background


Gene therapy

References:
  1. May 20, 2005 - Scientists Use Transcription Factors To Increase Insulin Production In Diabetic Mice
Background


Endocytosis

References:
  1. May 20, 2005 - Researchers Develop Assay That Could Be Applied To Drug Screening
Background


Cell fusion

References:
  1. May 20, 2005 - Discovery May Lead To New Drugs To Treat Cancer, Control Fertility
  2. May 22, 2005 - Biologists Search For 'Half-fusion'
Background


Tissue engineering

References:
  1. May 21, 2005 - Tissue Engineering Experts Discuss Orthopaedics Applications
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. May 21, 2005 - Human Cells Can 'Silence' HIV Genes
Background


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